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Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc. Invermay Park, Victoria

Returned & Services League of Australia, Victorian Sub-Branch. We hold wartime memorabilia covering all theatres of war. The Ballarat RSL is functioning as a traditional Sub Branch situated on the outskirts of Ballarat, just a 6 minute drive from the CBD. The RSL is a part of 'Midlands - Ballarat RSL Sports and Services Club' which offers full Bar/Bistro/Gaming services as well as an 18 hole golf course and lawn bowls. Our sole responsibility is the welfare/social interaction of our members.

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330 Heinz Lane Invermay Park Victoria 3350 (map)
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+61 03 5332 3300

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Victory Medal

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Historical information

This object relates to Albury NEAL. He was born on 1/01/1893 in Ballarat, VIC. Albury served in the AIF (1885) enlisting on, 26/02/1916 in Ballarat, VIC before being discharged from duties with the 39 BATTN as a Army Non-Commissioned Private (PTE) on 11/03/1919. His next of kin is Albury NEAL. Gladys Neal was awarded the Australia Service Medal 1939-1946 and War Medal 1939-1945. Albury NEAL was not a prisoner of war.

Rifle Pull Through & Oil Bottle

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

First Aid Kit Tin

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Empty

Coin - The ANZAC 75th Anniversary $5 Commemorative

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Post Card Book - Egypt

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Historical information

This object relates to Herman Claude BENHAM. He was born on 1/07/1895 in Geelong, VIC. Herman Claude served in the AIF (3690) enlisting on, 13/08/1915 in Drysdale, VIC before being discharged from duties with the 7TH BATTALION as a Army Non-Commissioned Private (PTE) on 25/03/1919. Herman Claude BENHAM was not a prisoner of war. His next of kin is James BENHAM (Father). Herman Benham was awarded the British War Medal and the 1914-1915 Star.

Sewing Kit

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Sewing Kit issued to soldiers during WWI . . commonly known as the 'Soldier's Housewife' Tag attached - "A gift from Queensland Christian Science War Relief Fund with Best Wishes. c/o 273 North Quay, Brisbane, Qld, Australia"

Record of Service Book

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

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This object relates to Francis Alfred PEEBLES. He was born on 22/01/1914 in Prahran, VIC. Francis Alfred served in the ARMY (VX67135) enlisting on, 09/12/1941 in Hawksburn, VIC before being discharged from duties with the 4 R A E T/BATTALION as a Army Non-Commissioned Sergeant (SGT) on 30/08/1945. Francis Alfred PEEBLES was not a prisoner of war. His next of kin is Gwendoline PEEBLES.

Publication - "Their Service Our Heritage"

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Key Dates & Data

Information Sheet - Framed

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Ballarat Avenue of Honour and Arch of Victory

Dress Skirt - Black with Grey side trim

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Historical information

This object relates to Dawn Pope (F3207460). Dawn Pope was not a prisoner of war.

Communion Set - Field, in box

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Contains - Chalise, Paten Constructed from binoculars case

Historical information

This object related to Rudolph Dillon, who was born 26 February 1908 in Gordonville, NSW. His next of kin is Gladys Dillon. Rudolph served in the ARMY (NX139070 / N429494) in the 8 AUST INF BATT. Rudolph was not a prisoner of war.

Newspaper Souvenir - "Sunday Sun" 'ANZAC Anniversary Souvenir, April 22, 1990

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ANZAC 75th Anniversary 28-page liftout

Pacific Star

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

With Borneo clasp

Historical information

This object relates to Ian Ernest STADUS. He was born on 09/11/1922 in Dimboola, VIC. Ian Ernest served in the RAN Reserve (PM3734) enlisting on, 15/10/1941 before being discharged from duties with the HMAS Lonsdale on 21/02/1946. Ian Ernest STADUS was not a prisoner of war. His next of kin is Bessie Agnes STADUS (mother). Ian Ernest Stadus was awarded the 1939-1945 Star, Australian Service Medal 1945-1975, Defence Medal, Pacific Star, War Medal 1939-1945.

Hat - Officer's

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Cross - German Iron (1914)

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Defence Medal

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Historical information

This object relates to Edward Gerald CAMPION. He was born on 30/10/1924 in Liverpool, Lancashire, ENGLAND. Edward Gerald served in the RAN (R40903) enlisting on, 31/08/1951 in Auburn, VIC before being discharged from duties with the HMAS SYDNEY as a on 22/02/1952. Edward Gerald CAMPION was a prisoner of war. His next of kin is Josephine CAMPION (Mother). Edward Campion was awarded the 1939-1945 Star, Australian Active Service Medal 1945-1975, Defence Medal, France and Germany Star, Korea Medal, UN Medal for Korea, War Medal 1939-1945.

Commemorative Scroll - Framed - J E Mann RAN

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Certificate - Roll of Honour St Mark's Church, Brown Hill

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Listing 15 soldiers

Photo Framed "Navy"

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HMAS Ballarat 1941-1946 Pencil drawing, presented to City of Ballarat by the Royal Australian Navy 1990.

ID Bracelet

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Historical information

This object relates to Ivy Grace HALLANDAL. She was born on 27/11/1903 in Ballarat, VIC. Ivy Grace served in the Army (VF507143) enlisting on, 22/02/1943 in Kew, VIC before being discharged from duties with the AUST ARMY MEDICAL WOMENS SERVICES as a Army Non-Commissioned Corporal / Bombardier (CPL/LBDR) on 26/04/1946. Ivy Grace HALLANDAL was not a prisoner of war. Her next of kin is Ernest HALLANDAL. Ivy Grace Hallandal was awarded the Australia Service Medal 1939-1946 and the War Medal 1939-1945.

Inscriptions & Markings

Engraved - "J J McCarthy o/N A44955 R.A.N."

Medallion - Coronation

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Circular medallion attached via a ring to a red, white and blue striped ribbon, open frayed edges at ends. Medallion bears text in a circular design with a motif of two figures either side of a coat of arm; the coat of arms carries a Southern Cross and a kangaroo figure sitting atop. On the reverse, an embossed image of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth is present.

Inscriptions & Markings

Around circle: "To commemorate their majesties coronation - May 12, 1937” Circle interior: “VICTORIA”/“PEACE AND PROSPERITY” On reverse: “KING GEORGE VI & QUEEN ELIZABETH"

Magazine - "Reveille" NSW Branch of the RSL

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Inscriptions & Markings

Autographed by Andrew Bowie - Cover Story "Living Legends Andrew Bowie 104 year old Cameron Highlander"

Souvenir - Wooden Carved Tribal (Lge)

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Medals - Miniature set of 3

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Victory Medal, British Medal & 1914-15 Star

Historical information

This object belongs to John GORDON who was born 18/02/1870. His next of Kin is Ada Gordon, wife. John Gordon served with the AAMC and was discharged in 22/03/1919. John Gordon was awarded the British War Medal.

Bayonet

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Book - "1916-1918 In Memory of R W Fuhrstrom"

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Inscriptions & Markings

"Private 1701 57/58 BN., Australian Infantry, A.I.F."

Newspaper - "The Age" Monday, 6 June, 1994

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Inscriptions & Markings

Front page - "D-Day 1944 Fifty Years Since the Fighting on the Beaches"

UN Medal for Korea

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Historical information

This object relates to Edward Gerald CAMPION. He was born on 30/10/1924 in Liverpool, Lancashire, ENGLAND. Edward Gerald served in the RAN (R40903) enlisting on, 31/08/1951 in Auburn, VIC before being discharged from duties with the HMAS SYDNEY as a on 22/02/1952. Edward Gerald CAMPION was a prisoner of war. His next of kin is Josephine CAMPION (Mother). Edward Campion was awarded the 1939-1945 Star, Australian Active Service Medal 1945-1975, Defence Medal, France and Germany Star, Korea Medal, UN Medal for Korea, War Medal 1939-1945.

Can Opener - Army issue

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Folder - Boer War

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Contains 417 L321 - L423